Council Considers Jumpstarting Community Centre Project

It seems the Community Centre Project is no longer an “if” but a “when”, and if Mayor McFadden has his way, the “when” will be sooner than later. Four of five Council members voted in favour of proceeding with a new facility with a budgeted ceiling of $15 million, so… Continue reading

Programs to Build the Local Economy One Entrepreneur at a Time

Small businesses are the key to the Canadian economy.   At the end of 2015, they employed over 8.2 million Canadians, representing more than 70 percent of the total private labour force and contributed roughly 30% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. They also account for 27 % of all research… Continue reading

Consultants Confirm Fundraising Feasibility for Community Centre

At the December 5th Council meeting, George Stanois of the Goldie Company, who was hired to conduct a fundraising feasibility study presented the study’s findings. The firm conducted personal interviews with the 40 respondents to the 65 requests for interviews, allowing participants to discuss their perceptions of the project, the… Continue reading

Council Column – January Thoughts

  December was an interesting month for Council. Progress has been made on ongoing projects and new information has come forward for the budgeting process. At the December 5th 2016 meeting, Council approved acquisition of land and committed to moving forward with a new Community Centre for the Township. The… Continue reading

At the Lions’ Den

December 5th saw the Millbrook Lions, friends and spouses gather at the Lions’ Den for a traditional Christmas dinner catered by Lisa’s Catering of Bewdley. A great meal was enjoyed. President Lynda Allair gave a warm welcome to our special guests, who included David Brackenridge of the Millbrook Food Share,Karen… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor

Deputy Mayor John Fallis was right in not supporting the motion to proceed with the Community Center at this time. My personal preference for future public infrastructure spending is to complete the new fire hall first. The fire hall will help to maintain lower residential insurance rates. In addition, a… Continue reading